​HKA’s Jad Chouman tops the Lawyers Category in Construction Week Middle East’s ‘Power 150’ ranking

HKA’s Jad Chouman, Partner and Head of Middle East, has been ranked Number 1 in the Lawyers Sub-Category on Construction Week Middle East’s ‘Power 150’ list for 2024.  

The construction industry is a vital pillar of the global economy, significantly influencing various sectors and communities. In recent years, the Middle East’s construction market experienced rapid growth, driven by an influx of mega and gigaprojects led by both governments and private stakeholders. To highlight this dynamic industry, Construction Week Middle East presented a ranked list of the most influential figures and companies at the forefront of change. Celebrating its 15th edition, this year, the publication expanded its annual ‘Power 100’ list to a comprehensive ‘Power 150’, covering the MENA region. 

Jad Chouman’s exemplary leadership has been instrumental in cementing HKA’s foundation in the region. Since becoming the Head of the Middle East, Chouman has spearheaded ambitious growth and diversification strategies. His hands-on role in managing client relationships, securing high-profile projects and fostering cross-regional collaboration across the EMEA region has significantly boosted HKA’s revenue and market presence. 

Under Chouman’s guidance, HKA consolidated its leading position in the sector, notably gaining the Regional Headquarters license from the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia (MISA). HKA was one of the first major international consultancy firms in the construction claims and expert sector to achieve this status. 

Over the last 12 months, HKA has been involved in over 410 projects across 12 countries with an average capital expenditure of $1.61 billion. Noteworthy engagements included major rail projects in the GCC, as well as infrastructure developments in Saudi Arabia, and various other high-profile projects across the GCC and North Africa. 

Furthermore, HKA’s commitment to social responsibility was evident through its contributions of over 3,000 volunteer hours from 2021 to 2023. The firm continues to support various causes, reflecting its dedication to community impact initiatives. 

Chouman’s recognition as the top influential figure in the Middle East’s construction industry has underscored his exceptional contributions and HKA’s continued leadership and innovation in the field. 

About Power 150 and the methodology used: 

The ‘Power 150’ list is divided into six sub-categories: Top 35 Contractors, Top 45 Developers, Top 20 Consultants, Top 20 Sub-contractors, Top 20 Architects and Designers, and Top 10 Lawyers. The rigorous methodology for the list included criteria such as the total value of projects launched in the last 12 months, revenue in 2023, revenue projections for 2024, present backlog as of 2023, CSR initiatives, and overall public reputation. This comprehensive approach ensured that the list accurately reflected the most influential and dynamic companies shaping the Middle East’s construction industry. 


​​Headquartered in the UK, HKA is a leading global consultancy in project advisory, risk mitigation, dispute resolution, expert witness and litigation support services. 

​HKA brings a proud record of excellent service and high achievement to bear on today’s challenges. As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisers, we help clients manage disputes, risk and uncertainty on complex contracts and challenging projects. Our advice is impartial, incisive and authoritative. 

​We work with government agencies, local authorities, contractors, legal firms, and other professional service providers, as well as owners and operators, financial institutions and insurers. HKA’s global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious commissions across a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defence, buildings, energy and natural resources, environment and climate change, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, marine and shipping, mining and metals, oil and gas, power and utilities, real estate and tourism, sports and entertainment, technology, media and telecomms and transportation infrastructure. 

​HKA has in excess of 1,000 experts, consultants and advisors across 45+ offices in 17 countries with the skills and experience that are essential to get to the heart of even the most complex issues. Our people have vast first-hand experience spanning all major industries and the world’s most complex megaprojects, as well as an international track record of achieving successful outcomes. 

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Media contact:

NameJude Wilson-Brown
TitleMarketing & Communications Director, Middle East and Africa
Number+971 4 337 2145

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